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Dennis Taylor (host), Travis Hartman, Rizwaan Zahid and John J. Raspanti (expert analysts), and Christopher James Shelton (boxing historian).

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As kids, walking home through the vicious, gang-infested streets of Spanish Harlem, Joe Cortez and his brother, Mike, would dangle their boxing gloves outside their gym bags. The result, he says, is that nobody messed with them, even though Cortez won his first Golden Gloves titles as a flyweight.

The Hall of Fame referee joined us for his second appearance on The Ringside Boxing Show to tell Easter Sunday stories about the biggest fights of multiple eras -- Whitaker-Chavez, Holyfield-Bowe, Mosley-De La Hoya, Duran-Barkley, Barrera-Hamed -- all of which he officiated.

This is a sensational stroll through a big piece of boxing history, with Cortez as guide, telling you how it all looked from three feet away.

Our Joe Cortez interview is preceded by a thorough unpacking of the Ward-Barrera and JoJo Diaz-Jayson Velez fights, and a look at what lies ahead for the winners, by John J. Raspanti, Travis Hartman and Rizwaan Zahid.

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Expert analyst Travis Hartman breaks down Floyd Mayweather's latest domination of Canelo Alvarez, discussing the fight, the inexplicably close scorecards, where each fighter goes from here, and much more.

This is the first half of our Sept. 15, 2013 show, featuring a rare, in-depth interview with the legendary Iran Barkley after the commercial break.

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 He was an intimidator in the ring, a persona that evolved from his upbringing in The Bronx, where a predatory tough guy waited for him on every corner.

 Iran Barkley joined us on Sept. 15, 2013, to discuss his early life, his bumpy rise to prominence (he lost 3 of his first 12), and his storied career, which included two victories over Tommy Hearns an a controversial, split-decision loss to Roberto Duran.

  This is a rare, in-depth interview with an enigmatic legend who fought 18 years as a pro. Don't miss it.

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